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1967 Jaguar XKE

The newest restoration at Gassman Automotive is the “most beautiful car in the world”, the Jaguar E-type. This series 1 E-type may look rough now, but after the transformation, it really will be incredible.

Please scroll down for photos of this project.

January 29, 2018: 

Engine is installed, wiring is complete, interior is installed, and now the small bits begin to come together.

December 19, 2017:

The engine has been rebuilt, all ancillaries have been assembled, and it is ready to be installed in the car. Re-assembly of the engine compartment, including wiring harness, has commenced as well in preparation of engine install.

April 7, 2016:

Re-assembly has begun. Most of the underside of the car is assembled, including brakes, suspension, rear end, brake/fuel lines, etc. The rear bumpers have been fitted and some other odds and ends have been installed.

December 8, 2015:

The car is painted, and has been wet sanded and buffed today. It is stunning! I am really loving the gun metal grey color that the owner picked. Next stop: Assembly.

October 29, 2015:

The car is ready for the final primer coat and sanding, and then will be ready for paint.

September 21, 2015:

The body has had the first coat of primer applied. The hood is now having body work done.

August 18, 2015:

Body work is going steady on the car.

June 4, 2015: 

The rest of the metal work is completed, including replacing of the bird cage. The car is now moved over to body, and is ready to begin body work.

April 30, 2015:

Rusted sheet metal is still being replaced.

April 15, 2015: 

First coat of primer was applied, and metal work has begun. Brandon is replacing rusty sheet metal in preparation of body work.

March 26, 2015: 

The rest of the body was prepped today for primer, and is currently in the paint booth getting its first coat of primer to protect the bare metal through the body work process.

March 19, 2015: 

Sandblasting was completed today on the hood and the body/frame. Some remnants of coating were left in the floor pans, so Brandon and Spencer are getting what is leftover out today.

March 17, 2015:

The car is being installed on the rotisserie to be sandblasted tomorrow.

October 23, 2014:

John is continually dis-assembling his car. This week we dropped the rear end out of the car, and John has been dis-assembling all parts of the rear end.

August 5, 2014:

Dis-assembly is coming along nicely. The entire engine compartment is apart, as well as most suspension components and interior components. John is still here, helping steadily on his project.

July 30, 2014:

The car has been moved to our restoration shop and dis-assembly has begun. The owner of the car, John, plans on being heavily involved in the restoration of this car as he retired at the first of the year and is excited to spend time with us helping with his car.